Man accused of threatening to flush baby down toilet

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PITTSBURGH — A man accused of threatening to flush a baby down a toilet has surrendered to police following a standoff in Pittsburgh.

Police say they responded to a domestic dispute in which a man brandished a gun on Southern Avenue in the city’s Mt. Washington section around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A female and a 6-week-old infant managed to flee the home while the man remained holed up inside.

He surrendered more than two hours later and was taken to jail.

The female and child were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

No names have been released.